Quote of the Day – 1 May – Friday of the Third Week of Easter
By Fr Dennis John Burns (1920-2009)
Blue waters, blue as Mary’s eyes
God scatters with a lavish hand,
On every land.
Made lovely with soft, silver light,
God wraps about the world when day
Has slipped away.
Holds up a golden-flowered shield
Against the shining shafts of sun,
Yet each is won.
God spills to bring to earth again
New freshness. Then like sudden tears
The vagabonding summer breeze,
The golden days and silver nights
His will unites
And when His work of love is done,
His will decrees a holiday,
The month of May.
That she, as pure as summer sky,
Who found within an earth-born Boy
What earth contained of joy and pain
Might find her full content of joy
On earth again.